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Fischertag - Fishers' Day

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Memminger Christmas market

25.11 - 18.12.2022
Align time for the first Advent, the Christkindlesmarkt – Christmas Market – is opened by torchlight by the Lord Mayor and the Christ Child. Until shortly before Christmas, around 30 stalls offer their Christmas goods, framed by the town hall, guildhall, custom’s house and beautiful town houses.


Fischertag - Fishers' Day

Fischertagsverein Memmingen e.V., Am Einlaß 5 ½
87700 Memmingen

+49 (0) 8331 495065

The Fischertag is an annual traditional festival in Memmingen which takes place in summer and to which a whole weekend with supporting programme is dedicated.

At the centre of the event is the Memminger Stadtbach, a watercourse which has been drained and cleaned once a year since the Middle Ages until today. As always, "fishing out" begins at 8 o'clock in the morning on Fisher’s Saturday, as around 1,200 Memmingen men spring into the city stream with the aim of the landing the largest trout with a so-called "bear" (an oversized fishing net). The one with the heaviest trout becomes the Fisher King and is crowned on the same day.